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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) oasium (Santschi)

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) oasium (Santschi)

return to key Type Type location Tunisia (Cremastogaster Auberti Em. stirps oasium n. st., Santschi, 1911f: 84, worker; raised to species Santschi, 1937e: 303, queen; Bernard, 1953a: 156, male; see Collingwood, 1985: 261) Tozeur, M Aumont, 1909 - see below
stirps saharensis (Crematogaster aegyptiaca var saharensis, Santschi, 1921d: 72, worker; Santschi, 1937e: 303, queen & male and revised status as Cr. (A.) oasium stirps saharensis) from Algeria - see https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?name=casent0912708.


{Crematogaster oasium pronotum}Santschi's (1911f) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1937e) further description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1937e) description of saharensis is at {original description}.

Collingwood (1985) noted it is a pale, rather shining species with very short propodeal spines; and occurs on the fringes of the North African deserts - the colour according to Santschi, however, is black, a little brownish (as confirmed by the type specimen below), or for saharensis, red with the gaster brown.

Egypt records - in Donisthorpe (1942a), 22 workers from Siwa, Kamissa & Bahrein, collector J Omer-Cooper, June-August 1935.


{Crematogaster (Cr.) oasium} The photomontage of the type worker from Tunisia is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0249820

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